On this day more than ever we become thoughtful about two things:
1. What a unique and truly great country the United States of America is.
2. What exactly America stands for.
America was, and is, a grand experiment; one based on the premise that the government should work for and answer to the people, not the other way around. The premise, of course, was very sound ... that is, as long as the people remained "good". Just as a Monarchical government can be either good or bad, based on the core "goodness" of the Monarch; so can the American system ... based on the overall "goodness" of the American people.
So, this 4th of July, I encourage all of you to positively participate in this great democratic system. And when you vote, or otherwise participate, do the right thing.Don’t cast your vote, or form political biases based on personal gain, but rather on the good of the people as a whole.When we do this, we will be honoring those who founded this great Nation by emulating their actions.